Quality Step-Free Holiday Cottages in Rural Somerset. Enjoy a tranquil Autumn or Christmas break in the Somerset Levels.
Introducing - Ourselves
Set in the rural tranquility of the Somerset Levels close to Ilminster and Langport, Westport Farm is an 8 acre smallholding. It is home to three generations of the Reid family as well as a motley assembly of geese, ducks, chickens, a micro pig, a pair of soppy labradors, an over-indulged cat and occasional flocks of Poll Dorset sheep or herds of mixed beef cattle. Well behaved dogs are welcome and can enjoy super walks on and from the farm without the need to go near a road.
Westport Farm - Your Private Nature Reserve
A combination of parkland, orchards and the Westport terminus of the now decommissioned Langport-Westport Canal, Westport Farm attracts a range of wildlife residents and visitors which includes families of moorhens and squirrels, reclusive hares and badgers, a growing assortment of butterflies, green and red-spotted woodpeckers, kingfishers, buzzards, herons, hawks, egrets, merlins and other birds of prey, as well as the occasional mink and weasel. In addition, the well stocked bird feeders located around the cottages and the farmhouse itself attract an impressive range of garden song birds for you to enjoy at close quarters.
Newly Converted - Welcoming & Comprehensively Equipped Cottages
The farm’s iconic clocktower building has been sympathetically converted into three high spec wheelchair friendly holiday cottages to provide quiet, cosy and romantic accommodation for those looking for a few indulgent days away from the hustle and bustle of city life. With views to die for, the cottages are comprehensively equipped and benefit from ample secure off-road parking. The cottages are now open for their first season. See Cottage page for details.
Farm Produce - Your Free £20 Welcome Pack
The farm’s orchards, fruit cages and polytunnel provide the raw materials for our own delicious range of fruit juices, ciders, apple dust muesli, fruit purees, compotes, jams, chutneys and pickles. A colourful selection of eggs is contributed by our friendly hens - currently running at 7 breeds including Blue Belles, Rhode Island Rocks, Light Sussex, White Legbars, Fenton Blues, Rhode Island Reds and Speckledys. For the more adventurous, duck and goose eggs are available at various points in the year. A selection of our produce is provided as part of your free Welcome Pack or for purchase from the Farm Pantry.
Central Location - In the Heart of the Famous Somerset Levels
Close to the historic and picturesque towns of Ilminster and Langport, with a huge range of places of interest within a drive of five to sixty five minutes:
Traditional west country pubs offering locally sourced beers, ciders and home cooked food abound. Visitors to Westport can easily enjoy a first class supper in a different local hostelry every night of their stay. Meanwhile, a vast range of great tea houses, restaurants and watering holes within an hour’s drive await. See Best Pubs, Restaurants & Tea Houses for details.
The area around Westport is rich in historic homes and gardens open to the public. See House & Gardens Open to the Public for details.
Ramblers, beach lovers, jurassic fossil hunters and fishermen can rejoice in not one but two coastlines.The wild open spaces of Exmoor and Dartmoor are little more than an hour’s drive away, but also close are the historic cultural centres of Bath and Wells, while Bristol,Taunton and Yeovil provide intensive retail therapy for anyone missing metropolitan life.
For those whose interests run to large organised attractions, whole days can be enjoyed at Longleat House and Safari Park or major specialist museums such as the Fleet Air Arm Museum and Haynes Motor Museum.
Check out our Things to See & Do pages for details of the best of the huge range of Somerset, Dorset and Devon sights, activities restaurants, pubs and tea rooms within about 60 minutes of Westport Farm.
Gentler Pace of Life
City dwelling visitors find that Somerset offers a slower, gentler pace of life where old-fashioned courtesy is a feature of driving in the narrow country lanes. If the idea of purring through picture postcard villages, stopping for lunch in a lovely old free house or for a spot of tea and cake in a picturesque tea house appeals, then Somerset is the county for you. Come visit us.